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04:33 PM ET 01.14 | The ACC is considering joining the ranks of conferences with their own television network: inspired by the oodles and oodles of cash the Big Ten is raking in thanks to the Big Ten Network, the conference has created a panel and hired a consultant to discuss the possibility of making the ACC Network. It's a smart move, likely: conference networks and branding have helped the Big Ten and the Pac-12 has reported similar success, although not yet to the same extent.

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January 14, 2013  04:46 PM ET

ye$ plea$e

January 14, 2013  05:31 PM ET

Delaney and the B1G get a lot of flack (much of it deserved), but they got it right with the BTN.

January 14, 2013  05:32 PM ET

ACC benefiting from ND's arrival before they even get there. All this and we still have NBC, maybe this is where you will be watching our away games, lol.

January 14, 2013  05:36 PM ET

I'm seriously not hating on the ACC, but do they still not sell out their Championship Game? I would think they might want to shore that up, before getting a network?

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January 14, 2013  05:48 PM ET
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Good point, JK. Otherwise the fans will be content to sit and watch all the ACC games in the comfort of their living rooms.

Well, it depends on what they want. If they want to make their games a "TV experience" and make all their money that way, then maybe that is the way to go.

I'd go to the SEC CG and the BCS CG, if it wasn't so expensive, but they sell out, so there is no incentive to make them cheaper.

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January 14, 2013  06:05 PM ET
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I'm seriously not hating on the ACC, but do they still not sell out their Championship Game? I would think they might want to shore that up, before getting a network?

I thought it was just a bunch of fans that showed up dressed as empty seats.

January 14, 2013  07:16 PM ET
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The 2012 ACC attendance figures don't appear to be in yet, but the football programs seemed to hold their won. It's the dropoff in basketball attendance that's alarming to ACC officials.

And maybe that's where they make the money on a network is basketball. Possible, I guess.

January 14, 2013  07:45 PM ET

The 12 PAC has an 24 hour network and it's great!!!

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January 14, 2013  08:19 PM ET

Alabama just picked up another top recruit Tim Williams from Louisiana!!!

And another top recruit just decommitted from auburn!! Might be going to Alabama!

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January 14, 2013  08:59 PM ET
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as Dorothy replied I am in shock that a mom able to make $6482 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you see this web link Bing30.com

Just what does Dorothy do "on" the computer that allows her to make so much money. Is she that small to have sex on a comnputer???

January 14, 2013  09:16 PM ET
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as Dorothy replied I am in shock that a mom able to make $6482 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you see this web link Bing30.com

Does she show her boobies?

January 14, 2013  09:18 PM ET
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Just what does Dorothy do "on" the computer that allows her to make so much money. Is she that small to have sex on a comnputer???

Ahhh, ninja'd by the PAC speed. That's embarrassing.

January 14, 2013  09:22 PM ET
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I'm seriously not hating on the ACC, but do they still not sell out their Championship Game? I would think they might want to shore that up, before getting a network?

Look up the attendance records. The ACC (on announced ticket sales, if not butts in the seat) CG is behind only the SEC CG in the last two years (only ones for P12 and B10):

Conf - 2011 attend - 2012 attend
1. SEC: 74k, 75k
2. ACC: 73k, 64k
3. B10: 64k, 41k
4. P12: 59k, 31k

The ACC is also #3 in FB viewership, and #2 in bball viewership. It's the best overall conference, with 3-4 teams typically in the final Director's Cup standings, and the best academic/undergraduate conference, with 7 schools in the Top 50 (the most of any major conference).

Oh, and it has the largest population in its footprint, about 10 million more than the next most populous footprint (the SEC, with TX, FL and GA) and the second most 4-5* rated athletes.

The ACC is a great conference. Just not in FB right now.

January 14, 2013  09:26 PM ET

However, I don't expect much to come of this. The ACC dropped the ball in the last round of TV contracts, giving almost EVERYTHING to ESPN. Now, it doesn't own enough content for a viable network. It will either have to cut ESPN and Raycom in, or buy back content. Both options decrease profitability.

Plus, the current contracts are for 15 years. Hard to see this being a big deal for the next decade and a half, at least in terms of $$$ for the ACC.

 
January 14, 2013  09:53 PM ET
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I thought it was just a bunch of fans that showed up dressed as empty seats.

That's good right there!

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